Friday, September 19, 2008

The Daley Dozen: Friday

1. Headhitter has come across an advance copy of Gordon Brown's conference speech.
2. Luke Akehurst launches a searing attack on LabourHome. Guido adds fuel to the fire.
3. The Daily (Maybe) says Rwanda can teach us lessons on equality.
4. Chris Paul frantically clutches at more straws.
5. Conservative History Journal on Tory ladies.
6. Jonathan Isaby on how the LibDems are about to lose the student vote.
7. Chris Ames says the Eco Towns decision is going to be delayed yet again.
8. Quaequam is considering quitting the LibDems (among other things).
9. Kezia Dugdale gets an inappropriate email from HBOS.
10. Jonathan Calder has a diary column from the LibDem Conference.
11. The conference diary of Tom Harris aged 13 3/4
12. Norfolk Blogger has marital strife over Nick Clegg's unwanted phone call.


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

In other news there was a completely unskewed mass of left-leaning blog posts which strangely remained unreported by the self-appointed guardian of the political blogosphere. Nothing new there then.

Iain Dale said...

Are you blind? Jesus. Numbers 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are all left of centre blogs. What more do you want?

Anonymous said...

Good to see that Tim Ireland is as bitter and twisted as ever...

Harry Haddock said...

Regarding Mr Harris ~ never gonna give you up, never gonna make you cry, never gonna run
around and desert you.....

Anonymous said...

Stephen Williams should resign his seat of Bristol West as he won it on the basis of a lie. This is the call from Paul Smith, Labour’s candidate for the area, after Williams reversed his position on one of the two main issues he fought the seat on only three years ago, student tuition fees.

“Williams made his opposition to tuition fees a main plank of his election campaign in a seat with 20,000 university students. For the last year he has been writing plans for a u-turn. This blatant and cynical act shows that Williams is a hypocrite who is prepared to tell any lie and make any promise to win the student vote. It is unlikely that Williams would have won the seat from Labour’s Valerie Davey without this lie and he should do the honourable thing and stand down.” commented Smith.

In September this month Williams told the Times Higher Education Supplement that “the policy was unsustainable,” and that Nick Clegg, the leader of the party, had come to this conclusion after "long internal discussions".

It has long been known that Mr Williams, MP for Bristol West and Lib Dem spokesperson for Higher Education has been planning to ditch the lib dems commitment on tuition fees and that the issue was not debated at the Lib Dem Party Conference in February because of fears it would cause a rebellion against the leadership.

Paul Smith added “This is the sort of behaviour which brings politics into disrepute and turns people off voting.”